Quick Thoughts On: Plug & Play

Plug & Play is delightfully bizarre in ways that are as unsettling as they are endearing.

The playfulness of the vignettes that seem so mix matched and nonsensical trace intimate analogies into a collage of weirdness. It’s pulling from the darkest areas of failed relationships – denied feelings, refusal to communicate, meaningless sex to avoid complicated questions – but in ways that feel hopeful more than pessimistic. Plug & Play isn’t about something falling apart, but learning to pick yourself up when things don’t work out.

I don’t know that I’d consider it especially adept or subtle in how it goes about this, but its sincere commitment to say something important while painting an amusingly offbeat, sex obsessed world is consistently entertaining and surprisingly considered. It might look like madness from the outside, and it is to a point, but it’s madness with a purpose but which also doesn’t get so caught up in showing how much life can suck that it forgets it can also be pretty fun sometimes.

"Quick Thoughts" is a subset of my normal reviews for smaller games which might not fit into a full review but I still have something to say about.
Plug & Play was developed by Etter Studio and is available on PC and Mac via Steam for $2.99.

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